'Fashion Police': Kathy Griffin Honors Joan Rivers by Bringing "the Hammer Down"

Fashion Police Cast - H 2015
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Fashion Police Cast - H 2015

In honor of the late comedienne, new co-hosts Griffin and Brad Goreski pull no punches.

Fashion Police paid tribute to late host Joan Rivers during its premiere Monday evening.

E! welcomed former Bravo stars Kathy Griffin and Brad Goreski to the panel of critics, filling the fashionable seats of Rivers and George Kotsiopoulos.

"Now before I start making more enemies and burning more bridges, I just want to thank my good friend whom we all miss, Joan Rivers," Griffin said at the top of the show. "So Joan, I know you're watching from heaven, but don't get it twisted. I will not be afraid to bring the hammer down on anyone and everyone. I've learned from the best. Let's do this."

The new castmembers joined veteran Fashion Police co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne for the Golden Globes special, discussing the hits and misses of Sunday night's awards show.

In blunt Griffin style, the redhead host dropped jaws before the first commercial break by asking both Goreski and Rancic about Kate Hudson's white, fitted Globes dress that the two gave a thumbs-up: "If you were going to go straight for one night with her, what sexual act would you commit?" and "If you were going to sleep with her, what position would you go with?"  

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Griffin also was comfortable talking private parts during her panel debut, awarding her best-dressed pick to Jennifer Lopez's low-plunging, high-leg-slit dress. "Sometimes we want to see a very, very near-miss with your vagina. And that was a near-miss, so I enjoyed it."

The Fashion Police panelists did not pull punches, singling out Keira Knightley, Amal Alamuddin and Lana Del Rey as their worst-dressed picks. "This is what I'm looking for. I am looking for the inappropriate dress that is high fashion, and she might be on everybody's worst-dressed list. … I loved that it looked like something out of Silence of the Lambs. There were butterflies everywhere. Little Bo Peep thrown in. It looked like somebody's doily. Yes, that's what I want on the red carpet," Griffin said of British star Knightley.

To questioning fans who wondered if Fashion Police would change with the departure of Rivers and Kotsiopoulos, Griffin provided assurance: "We have a new set [and] new faces, but our mission remains the same: to speak the truth about celebrity fashion."

Melissa Rivers returned to executive produce the new season.